There are several different varieties of Spanish, which should not be confused with the other official and non official languages in Spain, of which Castilian is only the most prominent because it is the only one official throughout the whole national territory.The term in Spanish for varieties spoken in Northern and Central Spanish would be castellano septentrional ("Northern Castilian").Since the Viceroyalty of New Granada's independence from the Spanish Empire and during the formation of present-day Colombia, Bogotá remained the capital of this territory.
The most striking difference between dialects in central and northern Spain and Latin American Spanish is distinción (distinction), that is, the pronunciation of the letter z before all vowels, and of c only for e and i, as a voiceless dental fricative survives in a few words like the numbers doce, trece and, with some people, in the verb decir.
Additionally, all Latin-American dialects drop the familiar (that is, informal) vosotros verb form for the second person plural, using ustedes in all contexts.
It is the political, economic, administrative, industrial, artistic, cultural, and sports center of the country.
Bogotá was founded as the capital of the New Kingdom of Granada on August 6, 1538, by Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada after a harsh expedition into the Andes conquering the Muisca.
The flatlands are clearly visible in the topography and the result of a Pleistocene lake; Lake Humboldt, that existed until around 30,000 years BP), officially Bogotá, Distrito Capital, abbreviated Bogotá, D. (during the time of Spanish rule, and also from 1991 to 2000, called Santa Fé de Bogotá) is the capital and largest city of Colombia administered as the Capital District, although often thought of as part of Cundinamarca.
Bogotá is a territorial entity of the first order, with the same administrative status as the departments of Colombia.They are meant to show contrast and comparing all variants of Latin America as a whole to one variant of Spain would be impossible as the majority of the vocabulary will be reflected in other variant.After 20 years of visiting the city, the attraction (and my marriage to a Colombian) remains intact.The term Castilian Spanish can be used in English for the specific varieties of Spanish spoken in north and central Spain.Sometimes it is more loosely used to denote the Spanish spoken in all of Spain as compared to Spanish spoken in Latin America.The Muisca were the indigenous inhabitants of the region and called the settlement where Bogotá was founded Bacatá.